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Children's Defense Fund

AKA CDF

Washington, DC

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Children's Defense Fund

Also Known As:
CDF
Physical Address:
Washington, DC 20001 
EIN:
52-0895622
Web URL:
www.childrensdefense.org
Blog URL:
www.facebook.com/pag...
Leadership:
Marian Wright Edelman
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2011
Revenue
Total Revenue $16,417,348
Expenses
Total Expenses $20,472,958

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Basic Organization Information

Children's Defense Fund

Also Known As:
CDF
Physical Address:
Washington, DC 20001 
EIN:
52-0895622
Web URL:
www.childrensdefense.org 
Blog URL:
www.facebook.com/pag... 
NTEE Category:
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
R01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
P Human Services 
P01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups 
Ruling Year:
1969 

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Mission Statement

Children's Defense Fund is the foremost national proponent of policies and programs that provide children with the resources they need to succeed.We champion policies that will lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. October, 2012)

Marian Wright Edelman

Term:

Since Jan 1973

Profile:

Mrs. Edelman, a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, began her career in the mid-60s when, as the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. In l968, she moved to Washington, D.C., as counsel for thePoor People's Campaign(http://www.childrensdefense.org/who-is-cdf/cdf-history/poor-peoples-campaign.html)  that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death. She founded the Washington Research Project(http://www.childrensdefense.org/who-is-cdf/cdf-history/washington-research-project.html) , a public interest law firm and the parent body of the Children's Defense Fund. For two years she served as the Director of the Center for Law and Education at Harvard University and in 1973 began CDF.



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Program: Children's Defense Fund Program

Budget:
$22,596,765
Category:
Youth Development
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Health Coverage Campaign: In this campaign – to guarantee comprehensive health coverage for all children and pregnant women – CDF has convened hundreds of groups and secured endorsements from almost 1,300 organizations(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/childrens-health/health-coverage-for-all-children-campaign/endorsing-organizations.html) representing more than 60 million people throughout the United States. With this national network, CDF has laid the groundwork to continue the work with in the 111th Congress to cover all children and pregnant women in America.In this campaign – to guarantee comprehensive health coverage for all children and pregnant women – CDF has convened hundreds of groups and secured endorsements from almost 1,300 organizations(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/childrens-health/health-coverage-for-all-children-campaign/endorsing-organizations.html) representing more than 60 million people throughout the United States. With this national network, CDF has laid the groundwork to continue the work with in the 111th Congress to cover all children and pregnant women in America.   CDF's vision with it's Cradle to Prison Pipeline campaign is to reduce detention and incarceration by increasing preventive supports and services children need, such as access to quality early childhood development and education services and accessible, comprehensive health and mental health coverage. Emphasis must be shifted for the sake of our children and our nation's future.   Through nationwide initiatives and community-based programs, we plant the seeds to develop the next generation of servant-leaders who will continue to reweave the fabric of community for children and youth. Our vision is to create a successor generation of servant-leaders who will drive community and national transformations and inspire and make long-term improvements for children.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Well into our fourth decade, we are still leading the cause for children and renewing our organization for the future. To achieve our vision for children, our three-year strategic plan focuses on four priorities for children: The Health Coverage for All Children Campaign(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/childrens-health/health-coverage-for-all-children-campaign/) to secure comprehensive health and mental health coverage for every child and pregnant woman; The Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Campaign(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/cradle-to-prison-pipeline-campaign/) to stop the funneling of tens of thousands of youth down life paths that often lead to prison; Developing youth leaders who will become the next generation of child advocates(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/youth-development-leadership-training/) ; and Ending child poverty(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/ending-child-poverty/) and stabilizing families(http://www.childrensdefense.org/helping-americas-children/child-welfare/) . We identify what children need and champion what works.

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